It's really hard to make a decision at weekend when both Mt.Ossa and Tomyhoi Peak appeared on the schedules. Especially they are on my list for quite long time. Finally i decided to go with BCMC for bagging Tomyhoi.
Google map 3d &GPS map:
We started around 9:00am in the morning, about 1.5 we reached tarns. Around 12:00pm we reach the col. The route from the false summit to true summit looks tricky. There is no direct route connect two summits, so we have to drop a little bit to the right and cross a small part of snowfield, then climb up to the summit ridge. Another 1.5hours 10 of us made it to the summit.
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pic1: Mt. <s>"Burger"</s>Baker with its cap (Lenticular cloud)
pic2: first look of a tarn in open area
pic3: found water source here, water break
pic4: a solo's tent with American border peak in background
pic5: dusty trail to the false summit
pic6: false summit and his company
pic7: Leader Henry on an outstanding rock
pic8: Crossing the snowfield, surprisingly the snow was very hard to kick in. Ice axe was a big help.
pic9: after crossed the snow, we started to climb the slab to the summit ridge
pic10: Jonah working on his climbing
pic11: Gorgeous view, American border peak on the left and Larrabee on the right
pic12: Elaine and Dan approaching the summit base
Dropped down from summit ridge to the summit base then scrambles started. There are some exposed sections but due to good holds they are not the problems.
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pic1: the face of the true summit
pic2: a little bit closer, you can see some climbers in the picture
pic3: Henry's summit pose with his son Dan on the true summit, Andy just before them
pic4: The glacier below the summit
pic5: summit lunch!
pic6: The father and son
pic7: Glacier with American Border peak at background
pic8: Canadian border peak on the right and other Canadian Peaks, Welch, Forly and Willams peak in the middle
pic9: Andrew introducing his American border peak trip to Henry
pic10: a close-up to the crevasse
pic11: Larrabee under shadows of clouds
we stayed on the summit almost 45 mintes then started descenting
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pic1: Elaine starting descenting
pic2: Elaine&Henry descenting together
pic3: Andrew almost reached the base, from there we have to re-gain the elevation to the col
pic4: Elaine&henry watching Tom on the way down
pic5: Elaine starting downclimbing
pic6: all safe now
pic7: smoky Am.border peak and Larrabee peak
pic8: back to the dusty road again
pic9: walking on the ridge in such a weather is really enjoyable
pic10: Larrabee and Mt. Winchester
pic11: the way back towards Mt. Shuksan
pic12: close-up to Shuksan - an attractive mountain
pic13: down to the meadow, the mountain in the middle left has a very interesting human face on his left side
pic14: happy hikers just finished the last bump.
Special thanks to Leader Henry -- a very organized and responsible leader! Also thanks Tom for carrying the rope for us. Thanks everybody i hope i can hike with all of you again soon.
Nice one! Looks like a great trip.... Dam I've wanted to do this peak for ages... sorry I missed the trip. The scrambling looks pretty steep. Good job BCMC.
Great photos! This one was highly recommended to me, but still remains on my list-to-do.[^]
That looks like a lot of fun! Good handholds you say? I notice some climbers are wearing helmets and others aren't. Are they necessary on this hike? Great job everyone!
Just reading about that last night and thinking it would be a lovely trip. Thanks for the great report to add to the motivation.
I really like the feel of the cascades!
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